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2-4 yrs

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Program Benefits

  • 3 Degree Options to Match Your Career Goals
  • #4 Best Online Master's in Education Programs in Minnesota – 2021 by US News & World Report
  • Learn to Design Individualized Education Plans

The online Master of Arts in Special Education program from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will equip graduates with skills to perform the following:

  1. Analyze educational principles, structures, and systems to identify and meet the needs of learners with exceptionalities.
  2. Apply due process procedures within legal parameters for learners with exceptionalities.
  3. Create and implement learner-specific instructional strategies.
  4. Maintain professionalism to cultivate collaborative relationships with learners, families, educators, other professionals, and the community.
  5. Develop intercultural competence to understand and inform educational practice for all learners, specifically learns from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in analysis and decision-making.
  7. Identify and continue to explore ethical frameworks to inform practice.

Find out more about how the Master’s in Special Education degree from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.